No, moonrambler, I'm not. I'm saying facebook promotes a shallow community ideal.
Please know, moonrambler, cacheborn and you others who are using Facebook with discernment: I hear you loud and clear, and agree. I, too, met up with others i would not have normally been able to do.
If you have the self-restraint to use Facebook, great. There are those who can have a drink or two then walk away from the bar. I am not one of those people, and many are just like me.
But how meaningful is this 'community' when push comes to shove? As I posted earlier, not ONE PERSON even RESPONDED to a proposed 24 hour marathon of education regarding Facebook viruses. NOT ONE. Out of 98 friends, not a peep.
Janice's daughter is enduring the process of breast cancer. While the people on Facebook have been very supportive with words...words that are easy to type...when the sequnce of yard sales were announced, not ONE local Facebook "friend" put in an appearance. That means people she knows personally, who live locally and participate in Facebook, couldn't give any more than lip service. In the REAL community, we all banded together, and pitched in to raise money, and BE THERE for her. On the Pavlina forums, we have a much more active, meaningful community than Facebook will ever be.
Did my 'community' of Facebook friends pitch in to share what we know of computer viruses? No. NOT ONE. Was this due to "it takes too much genuine effort"? Probably.
Last edited by royster; 11-07-2010 at 01:14 PM.